Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen

by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
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Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.
Harsh words indeed, from Brian Nelson of all people. But, D. J. can’t help admitting, maybe he’s right.

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.
Stuff like why her best friend, Amber, isn’t so friendly anymore. Or why her little brother, Curtis, never opens his mouth. Why her mom has two jobs and a big secret. Why her college-football-star brothers won’t even call home. Why her dad would go ballistic if she tried out for the high school football team herself. And why Brian is so, so out of her league.

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.
Welcome to the summer that fifteen-year-old D. J. Schwenk of Red Bend, Wisconsin, learns to talk, and ends up having an awful lot of stuff to say.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618863358
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 06/04/2007
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 152,931
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 13 Years

About the Author

Catherine Murdock grew up on a small farm in Connecticut and now lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband, two brilliant unicycling children, several cats, and a one-acre yard that she is slowly transforming into a wee, but flourishing ecosystem. She is the author of several books, including the popular Dairy Queen series starring lovable heroine D. J. Schwenk,  Princess Ben, and Wisdom's Kiss.

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Dairy Queen 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 193 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The only sport that D.J. will truly ever know is football, what with most of her family playing it and the cows having names like Joe Namath. The only life D.J. Schwenk is used to is the farm life. Now that her two oldest brothers are gone to college, and never seem to stay in contact with them, and her father having a bad hip, it¿s up to D.J. and her brother, Curtis, the one that hardly ever talks, to get things done. But this summer it looks like D.J. will be getting an extra hand from Brian Nelson, the football player from Hawley, the enemy school. Even though Brian is helping, he isn¿t very good at it. Let¿s just say his farm work is as bad as his football skills. But for some reason, everyone thinks he¿s the next greatest football player. What¿s worse is that D.J. is actually starting to like Brian, but he¿s the enemy and can hardly throw a ball. So what does D.J. do? Well, she starts to train Brian, since she would always have to help her brothers during football season, and maybe now Brian would see her as more than just a farm girl. That¿s not the only issue that D.J. has though her mother is working two jobs to support the family and it seems like she is keeping something from them. And D.J.¿s best friend isn't being so friendly anymore. And what about the idea that just so suddenly pops up into D.J.¿s mind, the one that says she should try out for the football team. Let¿s just hope that not everyone in her town will go crazy over this idea, especially her parents. But can she do it? DAIRY QUEEN is an extremely cute coming-of-age novel. It goes against all the clichés where girls are just not good at guy sports. And D.J. is the perfect heroine, showing that anyone can do anything if they just put their mind to it. A wonderful story that is far from ice-cream -- but it still fills your heart with joy! **Reviewed by: Randstostipher 'tallnlankyrn' Nguyen
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. I loved D.J's sense of humor. In the beginning, though, it was kind of slow. But then it got way better when D.J gets a huge surprise. The sentences are really long (run-ons) for some reason, making it kind of hard to pay attention and follow along (for me at least), but it was an excellent read and I couldn't put it down once I got to the middle. Everyone must read this novel!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this book. I had to read it for school and though it was going to be boring, but i was most definately wrong. If you go to school with a bunch of farmer and cant relate to any of them then this is the book for you. It shows you that farming is more then a job, it's a passion. I loved the character Brian Nelson. He's the guy people dream of, in a more gentle way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dairy Queen was really good i would defintally recommend it. I don't read that much but i just could not put this book down. People can really relate to D.J. I can't wait to read the seuel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I love D.Js sense of humor! When i saw it my face lit up because im obsessed with cows. Although its kind of short, its a great book. (Ive always wanted to own a farm.)
april cerda More than 1 year ago
I honstely love this book a lot
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i went to the bookstore, the lady recomended it to me, she knew my taste so well, i loved this book, i all of a sudden got into reading books and i loved this one i read it in one day i started and only stopped to eat lunch and loved the book, its a cute little love story! Cant wait to buy the sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much it is a great read for any one espicially other teens
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it alot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting with lots of different twists and turns. I would definitely read it again. Make sure you know sports before you read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I own this book and i love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dairy queen is a book that appeals to the intrest of any young dairy farmer. I know it did to me cause icould relate to it. It combined my love for dairy farming and football. Its very exciting to predict how her love life will end too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will just fall in love. And hate to see the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This waz a really good read, I think this was an awesome read. I really do! By the way if u think i,m kidding then, why ront u readit youself. See told you it would be a very good read, indeed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book I never wanted to put down. Also good for people who have trouble finding a book they like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked up the book originally when a friend recommended it to me. It sat on my floor for a while before I actually opened to the first page, and I couldn't believe I'd let it sit on my floor. I'm normally not big on books about a girl in high school who meets a guy, but this book is much more. It describes the life of a 15 year old girl who has so much going on and no one to share it with. And when she finally finds someone, everything starts to change for the both of them. D.J.'s story is easy to relate to, and her narrating is so realistic of a 15 year old and so entertaining, it makes for a great overall read. Definately worth taking the time to sit down and read. You'll be glad you did.
Annemarie Maag-Tanchak More than 1 year ago
This book is heartwarming, halarious, and leaves you wishing they were a real family. DJ is a spunky farmgirl with a boatload of determination. This is honestly one of the best books i've ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started to read this book and thought I wouldn't like it. In the beginning it goes kind of slow and everything, but by the middle of the book, D.J. Schwenk has to train a guy named Brian Nelson to become an all star football player. D.J. herself wants to try out for the football team at her school, but her father would freak out if she ever did that. She has two all-star football player brothers who played for the school before they graduated. When school starts back, she decides she will try out for the football team to see what people would say. She tells her mom and brother, but they never talk either, so her mother ends up having to tell her father. He does not freak out, but he is shocked. At the game against Brian's school, Brian figures out that D.J. tried out, and does not talk to her for a while. When the game for the final win comes along, her dad, mom, little brother, his girlfriend, and her older brother comes too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far the WORST book you'll ever read. Im a 38 year old man who is more interesting than the main character D.J. IT TAKES FOREVERRRRRRRRRR TO READ AND I DREADED READING IT. IT GOES ON FOREVER AND THE ONLY SUPRISING THING IS AMBER. I HATE THIS. DO NOT RECOMMEND IT. SLOW PACED. BORING. SCUMMY. PEICE OF TRASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DJ IS SO ANNOYING AND IS A COW AND VERY IMMATURE!!!!!!! BRIAN DOESNT LIKE YOU HONEY! very predictable! i would give this negative stars if possible bc the author is bad at writing there is many grammar errors!!!!!!!!!!!!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't get why girls can't play football with guys. Girl have rights to. Don't they. Girls can be as good as guys or even better. It is worng to jugde on size,wieght,color,and gender. I love to play football am good at and i can not play because i am a girl!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love (x-one million)this book. I loved the ending so much. It was so sweet that there was a love story tied into it. I also liked how the book was really a paper to her english teacher. I was pushed to read this book by my best friend and i am so glad i read the book. I cannot express how much i loved the book. I would recommend the book to any one especially preteen and teenage girls. I love the book sooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so addicted to this book, i was so addicted i read all of it in 4HOURS can you believe that